Ever since I made my own Homemade Ranch Seasoning the floodgates of recipe ideas have been opened. Ranch seasoning adds so much delicious, tangy, herby flavor to everything, including burgers. These Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers are so stupid easy and crazy delicious that I might just never go out for burgers again. And as always, I’ve got plenty of ingredient options for you below. 👇
It’s All About the Ranch Seasoning
ALL of the flavor in these turkey burgers comes from ranch seasoning mix. I used my own homemade ranch seasoning, but you can just make this quick and easy using a store-bought packet of Hidden Valley (or any other brand) of ranch seasoning. You’ll need one packet, which is about 3 Tbsp.
Can I Use a Different Type of Meat?
Yes, you can make your bacon ranch burgers using ground beef, ground pork, or even ground chicken. I chose turkey because the light flavor doesn’t compete too much with the ranch seasoning, and I like the texture of ground turkey better than ground chicken.
You’ll want to use ground meat with a little fat to keep the burgers moist and tender.
Other Burger Topping Ideas
I topped my burgers with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise, so it was kind of like a BLT on steroids. But you can change up the toppings if you’re not a fan of what I used. Here are some other topping ideas that would work well with these ranch burgers:
- Avocado or guacamole
- Red onion
- Ranch dressing
- French fried onions
- Buffalo sauce
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Comeback sauce
What to Serve with Ranch Burgers
I served my Ranch Burgers with some Garlic Parmesan Oven Fries, but there are so many delicious sides that would go great with these burgers. A little potato salad would be awesome, or maybe some Broccoli Pasta Salad, Classic Creamy Coleslaw, or a simple side salad.
Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers
- 8 slices bacon ($2.99)
- 1 lb. ground turkey ($3.99)
- 3 Tbsp ranch seasoning mix* ($0.53)
- 1 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.04)
- 4 slices cheese (optional) ($1.15)
- 4 hamburger buns ($1.25)
- 1 tomato ($1.40)
- 4 leaves lettuce ($0.55)
- 4 Tbsp mayonnaise ($0.25)
- Cook the bacon using the directions on the package or the method of your choice (skillet, oven, microwave) until brown and crispy.
- Add the ground turkey to a bowl along with the ranch seasoning mix. Using your hands, mix the ranch seasoning into the ground turkey.
- Divide the ground turkey into four equal amounts, then shape into burger patties. The meat will contract quite a bit as it cooks, so make the patties quite wide and flat (about 4.5 inches in diameter).
- Add a little cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once the skillet is hot, add the burger patties and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until the burgers are browned and cooked through.
- If using cheese, add a slice of cheese to each burger, place a lid on the skillet and allow the heat to melt the cheese.
- While the burgers are cooking, slice the tomato. Build the burgers using the buns, tomatoes, lettuce, cooked bacon, and mayonnaise. Enjoy!
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How to Make Bacon Ranch Turkey Burgers – Step by Step Photos
Cook 8 strips of bacon until brown and crispy using either the instructions on the package or your favorite method. I like to cook my bacon in the oven. Here is my tutorial on how to cook bacon in the oven.
Add one pound ground turkey to a bowl with 3 Tbsp (one packet) ranch seasoning or homemade ranch seasoning mix. Mix the seasoning into the meat until evenly combined.
Divide the meat into four equal portions and then shape them into patties. The meat will contract quite a bit as it cooks, so make them much wider and flatter than you want the final burger to be. My patties were about 4.5 inches wide when raw. Ground turkey can be quite soft and wet compared to ground beef, but don’t let that worry you.
Add some cooking oil to a skillet and heat over medium. Once hot, add your burgers (you can do two batches if they’re too big to all fit) and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until well browned and cooked through. If using cheese, add a slice of cheese on top, place a lid on the skillet, and allow the heat to melt the cheese.
Assemble your cooked turkey burgers with buns, lettuce, tomato, bacon, and mayo. Then DIG IN! :)